Zama is Lucrecia Martel’s award-winning and surreal satire on colonialism based on the epic novel by Antonio di Benedetto. Set in the last decade of the 18th Century, just before the spark that set off the independence movements, the story turns on Don Diego de Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown who joins a party of soldiers to go after a dangerous outlaw. The film has screened at countless festivals since its premiere at the Venice, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, and has received numerous awards. Presented in conjunction with No Mud, No Lotus, the inaugural project of the Social Justice and Arts Integration Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, produced by Slought. Followed by a conversation with Latin American film scholar Natalia Brizuela.